Before hiring an attorney to represent you in an eminent domain matter you should ask the following:
Does the attorney work exclusively in the field of eminent domain?
Policastro Law Group works exclusively in the field of eminent domain and represents clients statewide.
How long has the attorney been practicing in the field of eminent domain?
Mr. Policastro has practiced in the field of Eminent Domain since 1992.
Has the attorney had any experience representing a condemning authority?
Mr. Policastro has represented condemning authorities and considers the experience an asset in that it enables a better understanding of the process, the people and the goals of the condemning authority.
Has the attorney you are hiring tried an eminent domain case? How many cases has that attorney tried? What were the results of the trial(s)?
Mr. Policastro has tried numerous cases. Mr. Policastro has always obtained jury verdicts higher than the condemning authority’s valuation at trial.
How quickly does the attorney work to resolve the case either by trial or settlement after the condemning authority files its lawsuit?
Our goal is to work efficiently and effectively to mediate and if necessary to try your case within a year of the condemning authority’s taking of your property or business. We believe our clients and their cases deserve our prompt and professional attention.
Is the the law firm staff knowledgeable and experienced in the field of eminent domain?
Yes, our staff is quite knowledgeable in the field of eminent domain. Eric Ryder is a lawyer with over 15 years experience working in the field of eminent domain.
Christine Erno has over 21 years experience as a legal assistant.
Samantha Silber has over 10 years experience in the field of eminent domain project management.